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A smart, effective but derivative take on the familiar tale of scientists stumbling across new life, only to find it wants to eat their faces.

T2 Trainspotting

"Trainspotting" was edgy, groundbreaking cinema. “T2 Trainspotting” enjoyably underlines many of the same themes without adding any meaningful postscript.

The Sense of an Ending

Jim Broadbent shines in this contemplation of regret and memory, which is really the story we tell ourselves about ourselves.

The Last Word

"The Last Word" is a good-enough dramedy to hold a place of honor on screen legend Shirley MacLaine’s filmography.

The Ottoman Lieutenant

A by-the-numbers historical romance/drama that registers as a soap-opera version of a Merchant-Ivory production.

The Salesman

This Iranian drama, which just won the Oscar for Foreign Language Film, explores the way women and men feel constrained by cultural and religious expectations.

Table 19

Mumblecore with an emotionally resonant center, "Table 19" is a fun and smart little film celebrating the screw-ups and the outcasts.

A United Kingdom

Less a story of romantic love than love of country, this excellent drama based on history shows the noblest side of patriotism.